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Wedowee, Alabama

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Welcome to Wedowee ...

The pronunciation of Wedowee: wee-DOW-ee<1>

The town of Wedowee is located in Randolph County and is the County Seat for Randolph County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Wedowee has a population of 799 people<2> (see below for details).

Wedowee is 840 feet [256 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Wedowee lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Wedowee (for example, toward Franklin (GA)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Telephone area codes for Wedowee: (256) and (938)<4>

The ZIP code for Wedowee: 36278<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wedowee had a population of 823 people. This makes Wedowee the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Wedowee represents 0.02% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 276th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 823 people, the population of Wedowee has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (that had a count of 818 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Wedowee had an population of 799 people. This is a decrease of 2.92% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.32% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wedowee.

Communities near Wedowee ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Wedowee and not the distance if you are driving it.<6>.

Community   2017
Cragford   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Daviston   [Map]   209   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lineville   [Map]   2,263   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Newell   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ranburne   [Map]   404   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Wedowee.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wedowee. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wedowee. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wedowee. Our list includes 9 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Wedowee:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wedowee ...

Looking for more information about Wedowee? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wedowee, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wedowee.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Wedowee. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wedowee. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wedowee.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wedowee - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Wedowee.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Wedowee). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wedowee or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Wedowee. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wedowee) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wedowee. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wedowee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wedowee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3091, Longitude: -85.4849     [Map].

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<7>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wedowee.


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